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Top Holiday eCards for Last-Minute Greetings



If you're one of those holiday-card-sending types and you haven't sent anything out yet, you'd better hurry. Luckily, you no longer have to worry about the U.S. Postal Service actually delivering your mail on time, since plenty of instantly sendable, online e-cards are now available for you to choose from. Click through the gallery below to see the 12 we liked best: Some are humorous, some are religious, some are sentimental, but all of them are free or dirt-cheap and can get to their recipients in as much time as it takes to send an e-mail. If you don't find what you're looking for, take a look at our previous e-card favorites.

Top eCards of the Season

    Interactive Advent Calendar
    Lest we forget what Christmas is really about, the folks at Cross Daily present the Interactive Advent Calendar e-card. Each week in December, when clicked, offers up a Christmas-oriented reading from scripture.

    Lee Bains

    Christmas Story Memories
    If you're like us, you know the Holidays have really started once 'A Christmas Story' begins to dominate the cable airwaves. And, if you're like us, this e-card's clips from that classic movie will really put you in the spirit of the season.

    Lee Bains

    Santa's Map Game
    Show us somebody that doesn't like Santa and doesn't like games, and we'll be sure they get a lump of coal in their stocking. Putting Santa's destroyed map back together in a mere three minutes is tougher than expected.

    Lee Bains

    Can't Wrap This
    Probably the pride and joy of this year's collection, this e-card features a full-length Christmas parody of MC Hammer's 'Can't Touch This.' Timely? No. Brilliant? Yes.

    Lee Bains

    Make Yer Own Cards!
    If you're more of the creative type, and don't want to be boxed in when it comes to your e-card ideas, use these 'e-card toys' to draw your own e-card graphic or manipulate your favorite Holiday photos.

    Lee Bains

    Hipster E-Cards
    Are you, between your yoga classes and latte drinking, too busy to go and buy a regular greeting card? Then slide your hipster self over to this site, where you can design your own snarky e-card, or -- if you're a real slacker -- pick a ready-made one.

    Lee Bains

    Three Wise Guys (AOL)
    Call us slow, but, back when we read St. Matthew's account of the three wise men from the East, we never thought he was referring to east Jersey.

    Lee Bains

    Hallelujah Chorus
    Although this e-card isn't free, it does feature poignant photographs of Christmas landscapes and, most importantly, a glorious rendition of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.

    Lee Bains

    Clip from 'A Cosmic Christmas'
    Okay, so we know it's not an e-card, but, just in case you're not into the whole greeting card thing (and happen to appreciate the 70s' finest pop culture psychedelia), this clip from the classic Christmas special should be right up your alley. Peep the Christmas aliens and the gingerbread man sprouting out of Paw's pipe.

    Lee Bains

    Colbert Christmas Yule Log
    This isn't an e-card either, but it is, as are most of Stephen Colbert's offerings, hilarious. Cozy up to the hearth and marvel at that strange-looking piece of firewood.

    Lee Bains



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